If you’ve been reading Design Darling for a while, you might remember this post (around this time last year) about mixing navy blue and black. I figure with fashion week upon us, there’s no better time for me to try out the look! And when Jones New York offered to send over one of their signature blazers, I knew exactly how I’d style it:

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Black blazer + navy tank + skinny jeans + statement shoes! I think it’s a winning combo, don’t you? I’m a big believer that adding a fitted blazer can add instant polish to almost any outfit, any day of the week. I wear navy blazers all.the.time (previously seen here, herehere, here, and here) so I’m pretty excited about having a new color to style!

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I picked out the Meredith blazer in black ponte knit and I think it’s the perfect wardrobe staple: affordable, classic, and versatile. (I also love it in charcoal!) For those of you who work in an office, it would be super chic layered over a sheath dress or a silk blouse. Here I styled it for happy hour with a few blog friends — proof that it’s just as suitable when you’re off duty.

ann taylor bow heelsBusiness on top, party on my feet.

jones new york blazer

This company Wink & Winn lets you design your own bag so I jumped at the chance to design my perfect navy leather tote. I actually don’t own a single black handbag (how do I live in New York?!) but I love how the navy accessories pop against the black.

wink & winn tassel bag

Jones New York blazer ($129 ℅)  //  J.Crew silk tank ($98 $69)  //  Henry & Belle jeans ($148)  //  Wink & Winn design-your-own bag (℅)  // Bow heels (similar)  //  Photos by Bekka Palmer

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Compensation for this post was provided by Jones New York via AOL Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Jones New York or AOL.


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  1. I used to hate the black/navy combo, convinced that it would never work. However, I’ve also been playing around with it in my wardrobe recently. Your take on the mix is definitely some much-needed fashion inspiration! It looks GREAT. Thanks Mackenzie!

  2. I never would have thought to pair a black blazer with navy, but I must say, you totally pulled it off! And I’m obsessed with your shoes and bag – I must check out this Wink & Winn brand.

  3. I am a big advocate of the black and navy color combo. It can be hard when it’s both a dark navy with black but if you have the perfect navy and the perfect black jacket, it’s perfection!

  4. Although I am definitely partial to navy, everyone looks good in black! I think a few wardrobe staples in black are essential, even for the preppiest of closets. Well done!!